problems now with -- water gun attacks in the last days and as well as disputed islands with japan, both sending ships with the chinese and japanese. cause for a lot of concern. a lot of people who are experts in the region say china is the force to be reckoned with. >> it is the big game in town, you have other countries, japan, taiwan, vietnam, southeast asian countries, etc., they tend to be reacting to what the chinese are doing. >> and the americans are reacting also. in fact, secretary clinton was recently in the cook islands, a lot of islands that haven't been talked about since world war ii are now once again becoming major pawns. the u.s. says they are doing a pivot. they are putting now a majority of the ships here in the pacific as well. we know 15,000 marines that have come out of afghanistan are now in the philippines, countries like the philippines, vietnam, taiwan, japan, australia all allies of the united states are asking for help, and we talked to u.s. commanders.